St. Paul's Church, Ireland Wood, Ireland Wood

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"We aim to be a welcoming, Christian community worshipping God and sharing, through words and actions, the Good News of Jesus Christ."

St. Paul's Mission Statement










We are pleased to announce that the Rev Mark Harlow has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul's. We very much look forward to welcoming Mark and his family to the parish. The service of licencing will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 5th November at 2.30 p.m.

St. Paul's is a relatively modern and distinctive church building. Built in 1965 it is eight-sided with a crowning cupola containing the bell. It stands just below the highest point of the City of Leeds. Internally it has a large unobstructed worship area with seating for over 300 people.  There is an adjoining church hall and meeting room (Jubilee Room) which are used by the church and local community.

The church serves a large parish (population c12,000) comprising mostly post-war housing both social and private. There are two primary and one high school in the parish, also the Holt Park Centre comprising supermarket, shops, OPAL centre, Ralph Thoresby High School, Holt Park Library and the new Holt Park Active leisure and wellbeing centre.

The church hosts an outlet for the Leeds North and West FoodBank.( which is open weekly on a Thursday morning 10.30 to 12.30. (Tel: 07519 706290)

Our interim priest is: Rev Mary Bradley, Tel: 07881401404. Email:

Contacts for further information are our Churchwardens:

Barry Ackroyd; tel: 0113 2619618
David McClare; tel: 0113 2677842


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Barry Ackroyd
0113 2619618 (Churchwarden) or 0113 2677842 (David McClare, Churchwarden)
No email contact is available, please try our website.
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Family Communion
This is a service of Holy Communion for everyone. It lasts about 45 minutes and includes Prayer, Praise and teaching. The music is provided by the St Paul's First Sunday Band. Coffee, tea, fruit squash and biscuits are served in the adjoinging church hall after the service.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist using Common Worship. Usually lasts about 1 hour. Coffee, tea, fruit squash and biscuits are served in the adjoining church hall after the service.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Kids' Club
Kids' Club takes place during the Sunday morning service on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The children spend half of the service in the church hall for activities and teaching.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Sunday School


Parish Prayers
We meet to pray for the needs of the world, the parish and it's people. In particular we remember those for whom prayers have specifically been asked. Usually meet in the Church Vestry.
Every first and third Monday at 6:00 PM


St. Paul's Cubs
Weekly meeting of cub scout group. Held during school term time. Contact: Graham Bolton Tel: 0113 2676994
Weekly in school term
Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours


Art and Craft Group
Meeting of artists and crafters of all abilities. Open to all, beginners and those more advanced are equally welcome; tuition can given by members. Occasional guest speakers. Contact: Tony Willshaw; 0113 2675676
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours


Leeds North and West Foodbank
St Paul's hosts the Ireland Wood outlet of the Leeds North and West Foodbank. It is open once per week on a Thursday morning from 10.30 until 12.30. For further information about the FoodBank please 'google' Leeds North and West FoodBank. Contact Tel: 07519 706 290
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Meeting of Rainbow Guide unit. Held during school term time. Contact: Kirsty: 0113 2955382
Weekly in school term
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Meeting of Brownie Guide unit. Contact: Sue: 0113 4142866
Weekly in school term
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
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Licensing of Rev Mark Harlow as Priest-in-Charge
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 2:30 PM



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Mrs Lorraine Gray Tel: 0113 274 3422; email: Please contact for full details of available hall / rooms and costs.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 3161
Built: 1965
Architect: G Davey
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Rector of Adel.
Archdeaconry: LEEDS (463)
Deanery: HEADINGLEY (46303)
Benefice: Ireland Wood (46/166)
Parish Legal Name: Ireland Wood (460245 )
CofE Church Info: (646337 30/251)
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The current editor is: Roger Lazenby

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 10th October 2017
St. Paul's Church, Ireland Wood : Raynel Drive, off Otley Old Road, Ireland Wood, West Yorkshire, LS16 6BS - Church is easily seen from Otley Old Road at the junction of Raynel Approach. To access the church turn into Raynel Approach then first right into Raynel Drive. The entrance to the church is 100 yards along on the right and the car park is a further 50 yd


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